WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its position in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) by 47.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,047,147 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 337,619 shares during the period. Valero Energy Corporation comprises about 1.0% of WINTON GROUP Ltd’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.23% of Valero Energy Corporation worth $55,499,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of VLO. LBA Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. LBA Wealth Management LLC now owns 13,198 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $875,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corporation by 26.2% in the first quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. now owns 254,041 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $16,840,000 after buying an additional 52,798 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corporation by 113.7% in the first quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 16,256 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,078,000 after buying an additional 8,648 shares in the last quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corporation by 30.0% in the first quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. now owns 14,529 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $963,000 after buying an additional 3,350 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parkwood LLC raised its stake in shares of Valero Energy Corporation by 48.6% in the first quarter. Parkwood LLC now owns 51,857 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $3,438,000 after buying an additional 16,966 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.22% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) remained flat at $68.50 during mid-day trading on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,342,376 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $67.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $66.09. Valero Energy Corporation has a 1-year low of $51.17 and a 1-year high of $71.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $30.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.87 and a beta of 1.21.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas company reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $22.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.32 billion. Valero Energy Corporation had a return on equity of 8.58% and a net margin of 2.17%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.07 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Valero Energy Corporation will post $4.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.70 per share. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 7th. Valero Energy Corporation’s payout ratio is 69.14%.

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Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered Valero Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $65.55 to $73.00 in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. BidaskClub lowered Valero Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded Valero Energy Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $65.00 to $80.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price objective on Valero Energy Corporation from $70.00 to $68.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, US Capital Advisors reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Valero Energy Corporation in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $71.59.

In other news, Director Susan Kaufman Purcell sold 5,151 shares of Valero Energy Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.68, for a total value of $333,166.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,866 shares in the company, valued at $638,132.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.45% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Valero Energy Corporation Company Profile

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Company’s segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The refining segment includes its refining operations and the associated marketing activities. The ethanol segment includes its ethanol operations and the associated marketing activities, and logistics assets that support its ethanol operations.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

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